Tigerlily Foundation

  • VA

About Us

Tigerlily Foundation's mission is to educate, advocate for, empower and support young women (15-40) affected by breast cancer.

Short discription of Tigerlily Programs:

Funds for Families - This program gives financial assistance to families based on their need.

Meals At Home - Working with retail meal preparation services, young women can request meals online that are then shipped directly to their homes.

Buddy Program - This program provides patients with peer support.

Buddy Bag Program - This program provides newly women buddy bags that include goodies to pamper, soothe, educate, empower and manage stress, during treatment.

At Home - Through this program, we provide grocery and housecleaning gift cards.

New Normal - This program pays for complimentary services to young women after treatment ends, for a period of time, including reikki, acupuncture, massages, yoga and more.

Stage 4 - Created in honor of a fearless young survivor and advocate, Kristen Martinez, who was diagnosed at Stage 4 and spent the rest of her life working to bring awareness to the issue, this program focuses on meeting the needs of young women living with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. Through this program, we share the stories of young women living with Stage 4 breast cancer, we provide resources and travel grants for clinical trial access, through Living Legacy, share video journals to loved ones, and provide referral services.

Fearless Females - This program ensures that young survivors are empowered through sharing their stories.

Tigerlily Foundation Peer Education Through Awareness and Leadership (PETALs) Program - Tigerlily Foundation’s PETALS program provides younger women with much needed breast cancer education and resources. Our program takes full-lifecycle, holistic approach to breast health education. The program consists of education on the proper way to conduct breast self examinations; important health practices to implement early that help to increase breast health and early detection – to include proper nutrition, exercise, stress management and lifestyle education, to include conventional, as well as complementary and alternative methods. We also give attendees social networking tools and techniques to engage their community and networks. We hope that by educating young women early, they change their lifestyle habits, thus lowering their risk of getting breast cancer; they understand their bodies and know when to ask for help; become empowered advocates for themselves and their peers; and in the end lower the number of young women being diagnosed under 40 and dying of breast cancer at a young age.

Provider Education Program - educates healthcare providers nationwide about the issue of young women and breast cancer and provides them with tools on how to better serve this population.